Crispy Fried Ravioli with Marinara Sauce

Golden and crispy fried ravioli is one of my all time fall favorite appetizer! If you are throwing a party, have a family gathering or just everyday after school snack time, these crispy bites are the most delicious, easiest recipe… Continue Reading →

25 Copycat Candy Bars and Cookies

Did you know you can make a Snickers bar at home? That’s not all- there’s a homemade recipe for almost any candy or cookie you can think of! It’s so fun to watch your favorite treat come together in your… Continue Reading →

Jazzing up Roasted Asparagus, YUM!

I’m always looking for ways to spice up my veggies for dinner. I love asparagus, but there’s only so many ways to eat it as a plain ol’ side dish. For today’s recipe, I’m adding in a few other yummy ingredients… Continue Reading →

Super Fun Tie Dyed Rice Krispie Treats

School is out, and summer is here! These tie dyed rice krispie treats look like such a fun summer kid’s activity to do in the kitchen! They are so colorful and delicious looking! I can’t wait to try this activity with… Continue Reading →

13 Ideas to Celebrate National Doughnut Day

Let’s talk about donuts for a minute. I think we can all agree that donuts are not only delicious, but they are super trendy and all over the internet right now! National Doughnut Day is always the first week of June (best… Continue Reading →

Easy Slow Cooker Pork Roast

Mmm…pork roast. This slow cooker pork roast is such a great alternative to chicken or beef. Amanda from Amanda’s Cookin’ tells us how to marinate this pork roast, throw it into the slow cooker, and then a few hours later dinner… Continue Reading →

The Cronut Craze

Have you tried cronuts yet? They are croissants that are shaped and fried like donuts! I made them with my girlfriends a few months ago and they were so SO yummy. I found this recipe for cronuts from Amanda of… Continue Reading →

Stuffed Soft Pretzel Bites – Yes, Please!

Every time I enter a mall, I feel like it’s my duty to get a soft pretzel from the food court. Am I the only one? I love a good pretzel. When I saw these stuffed soft pretzel bites, I knew… Continue Reading →

To Die For Double Chocolate Brownies

Move over brownie box mix! These double chocolate brownies immediately caught my eye! Thank you Kristin, from Pastry Affair, for sharing this mouth watering recipe with us! This homemade brownie with a big glass of milk sounds so delicious! Here are… Continue Reading →

Spicy Jalapeño Popper Wontons

Before I was married, I never knew anything about sports. Little did I know I would marry the biggest sports fan in the world. The Super Bowl is a really big holiday/event/party in our home now. We usually invite all… Continue Reading →

Bruschetta Chicken Pasta

There is nothing quite like a big bowl of yummy pasta. It’s the perfect comfort food. I saw this recipe for bruschetta chicken pasta and it instantly made me want to have pasta for dinner! The roasted sweet tomatoes, fresh herbs… Continue Reading →

Caramel Spice Thumbprint Cookies

Does your mouth start to water when you look at these cookies from the M&T Spotlight page? Because mine definitely does! Caramel, white chocolate, and chopped pecans all in one cookie? Yes, please. I feel like these thumbprint cookies from Trish… Continue Reading →

Simple Supper: Turkey Roll-ups

I’m all for quick easy, especially when it comes to cooking dinner. And if I can make something with 5 ingredients or less, I’m a happy mom! We’re bringing you another family favorite recipe that makes mom happy… Turkey Roll-Ups with only 5 ingredients…. Continue Reading →

Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Banana bread is a comfort food. Sweet, dense, and full of bright flavor, the bread has a way of cheering people up and turning a bad day around. The scent of the baking bread infusing a home calms tempers and… Continue Reading →

Avocado and Eggplant Sammy – Looks Yum!

What is it about warm weather that makes me feel like a sandwich? Especially a light and healthy looking one like this eggplant and avocado combo from Food Fanatic I came across at the Make and Takes Spotlight. Looks yum,… Continue Reading →

Chicken, Black Bean, Radish and Avocado Salad

Swing into salad season with this yummy chicken, black bean, radish and avocado salad from Kalyn’s Kitchen. Add in some lime and cilantro and it sounds pretty much like a bite of yummy heaven! More salad inspiration found here: Cold… Continue Reading →

Raspberry Cream Cheese Scones

I’m thrilled to welcome a new member to the Make and Takes team. Say hello to Kristin of the Pastry Affair. She’ll be here once a month sharing amazingly delicious recipes!! With Mother’s Day around the corner, I’ve been spending… Continue Reading →

Healthy Potato Salad with Creamy Pesto Dressing

I don’t care much for mayo-based potato salads. While I like a creamy dressing, the mayo feels a bit too heavy to me. So usually I opt for a salad more along the lines of a German potato salad made… Continue Reading →

Chicken Black Bean Enchilada Pie

When I was a kid there were more than a few meals my mom made that I absolutely hated. One that I absolutely loved was her enchilada pie. So, I’m going old school and bringing back Mom’s Enchilada Pie.  Only… Continue Reading →

Ham and Cheese Puff Pancake

We have breakfast for dinner about once a week, sometimes more if my husband or I have a lot going on. It’s easy and the kids always enjoy it. This recipe for Ham and Cheese Puff Pancake is something that… Continue Reading →

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